Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For FRIDAY! June 29th, 2018

Mainly cloudy this morning then rain begins this evening, with moderate winds and a high of 27C, currently we have clouds, a temperature of 19C, our winds are from the WNW at 3 km/h but will increase to 15-20 km/h throughout the day.

The long weekend is looking cloudy with on and off showers with moderate winds and high’s in the high teens

We have no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER continues to sit at MODERATE: Moderate (Blue) – Some wildfires may be expected. Expect moderate flame length and rate of spread. Control is usually not difficult and light to moderate mop-up can be expected. Although controlled burning can be done without creating a hazard, routine caution should be taken.





Messier 24: Sagittarius Star Cloud 
Image Credit & CopyrightRoberto Colombari
Explanation: Unlike most entries in Charles Messier’s famous catalog of deep sky objects, M24 is not a bright galaxy, star cluster, or nebula. It’s a gap in nearby, obscuring intertellar dust clouds that allows a view of the distant stars in the Sagittarius spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. When you gaze at the star cloud with binoculars or small telescope you are looking through a window over 300 light-years wide at stars some 10,000 light-years or more from Earth. Sometimes called the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, M24’s luminous stars fill the left side of this gorgeous starscape. Covering about 4 degrees or the width of 8 full moons in the constellation Sagittarius, the telescopic field of view contains many small, dense clouds of dust and nebulae toward the center of the Milky Way, including reddish emission from IC 1284 near the top of the frame.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend

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